Te Akau Saturday Preview

Date: 5 Nov 2021

Te Akau Saturday Preview

 

Te Akau Racing has 12 horses entered on Saturday 6 November: Te Rapa and Riccarton.

 

Te Rapa:

Weather: overcast, track: Dead5, rail: out 10 metres. 13mls rain forecast Friday, 10mls Saturday.

 

2.30 p.m. R5 9 Romantic Lady  (5 m Power - Romantic Time) - Joe Kamaruddin (a); tired late after working on pace when resuming in Open 1200 metres won by stable-mate Brando (Savabeel) on 1 October at Te Rapa, and contests $60,000 Legacy Lodge Sprint (Listed, 1200m). Placed in three of four course attempts, drawn barrier one, minimum weight (53kg), and has performed on rain-affected going. Fixed odds: $15.00 & $4.50.

3.05 p.m. R6 3 Maasir  (4 g Proisir - Maakel) - Troy Harris; ran fastest last 600m (34.7) on day to win fresh-up in Rating 74 1300 metres on 17 September at Taupo, and fastest in race (34.1) when getting home for third in Rating 74 1600 metres on 16 October at Hastings. He ended his previous campaign with consecutive wins to 2100 metres at Te Rapa, and rates top three despite wide draw (15) in $30,000 Rating 74 1600 metres. Fixed odds: $4.50 & $1.90.

3.05 p.m. R6 14 Feelin' Fancy  (5 m Rip Van Winkle - Frivolous) - Joe Kamaruddin (a2); resumed with good fourth in Rating 74 1300 metres on 22 September at Cambridge (poly-track), and made ground from rear in Rating 74 1400 metres on 16 October at Hastings. Stylish winning twice to 1600 metres last season, weight relief to 53kg, nicely drawn (7), and capable of solid performance in $30,000 Rating 74 1600 metres. Fixed odds: $21.00 & $6.00.

3.45 p.m. R7 1 Perfect Scenario (4 g Iffraaj - Rosetti Bay) - Niranjan Parmar (a4); recorded consecutive wins last October and spelled following NZ Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m) in March. He ran home strongly for fourth when trialling on 26 October at Cambridge (poly-track), and resumes in $30,000 Rating 74 1300 metres. Ideally drawn (3), weight relief to 58kg, can act fresh and handle give in ground. Fixed odds: $15.00 & $4.50.

3.45 p.m. R7 11 Campionessa  (4 m Contributer - Bella Carolina) - Joe Kamaruddin (a2); climbed quickly in grades after winning first two starts and resumes, following two trials, in $30,000 Rating 74 1300 metres. Weight relief to 53kg, consistent and talented but requires luck from awkward draw (12). Fixed odds: $10.00 & $3.30.

4.25 p.m. R8 6 Image of You  (4 m Pins - Exactly Like You) - Joe Kamaruddin (a2); resumed with strong victory in Maiden 1300 metres on 6 October at Taupo, and ran fastest 600m (34.7) finishing second in Rating 65 1400 metres on 23 October at Matamata. Ideally drawn (3), weight relief to 55.5kg, and rates top three chance in $30,000 Rating 65 1400 metres. Fixed odds: $4.00 & $1.80.

4.25 p.m. R8 7 Pure Imagination  (3 c Darci Brahma - Granadilla) - Bridget Grylls; looked good winning debut here on 4 September in Maiden 3YO 1200 metres. No joy on poly-track second-up, and fifth off tough trip in 3YO 1300 metres on 16 October at Hastings. Back in class for $30,000 Rating 65 1400 metres, he can improve with right trip from barrier seven. Fixed odds: $9.00 & $3.00.

 

Riccarton:

Weather: fine, track: Dead5, rail: true. Showers forecast.

 

1.05 p.m. R4 3 Radegast  (5 g Savabeel - Marveen) - Opie Bosson; won and twice placed during last campaign, resumed over 1200 metres at Timaru, and backed up week later with notable third in Rating 65 1400 metres on 16 October at Ashburton. Drawn out (12) in $20,000 Rating 65 1600 metres, but rates top three chance. Fixed odds: $4.00 & $1.80.

3.25 p.m. R8 3 I Wish I Win  (3 g Savabeel - Make A Wish) - Craig Grylls; finished second to stable-mate On the Bubbles (Brazen Beau) in Sires' Produce Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m), after winning on debut last season. Continuing good form in stakes races, including fastest last 600m (36.0) for third in Barneswood Farm Stakes (Gr. 3, 1400m) on 16 October at Ashburton. He rates a top three chance from barrier one in $500,000 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m). Fixed odds: $10.00 & $2.70.

3.25 p.m. R8 5 Noverre (3 c Savabeel - Magic Dancer) - Opie Bosson; ran fastest last 600m (33.6) for second to race rival Field Of Gold (Starspangledbanner) in 3YO 1400 metres here on 2 October, and same again (34.4) when turning tables with storming finish to win War Decree Stakes (Gr. 3, 1600m) on 23 October. Drawn nine of 10 in $500,000 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m), likely to get back and power home to rate top three chance. Fixed odds: $2.50 & $1.30.

Te Akau bids to win its seventh 2000 Guineas, and Bosson his eighth.

4.05 p.m. R9 1 Supreme Khan  (4 g Mongolian Khan - Angelica Hall) - Opie Bosson; continued good form with brave second off tough trip in Rating 74 1400 metres on 16 October at Ashburton. Top weight (60.5kg) and awkwardly drawn (9) in $40,000 Rating 74 1400 metres, but brings consistency to rate top four. Fixed odds: $5.00 & $2.00.

4.05 p.m. R9 12 Fashion Shoot  (4 m Savabeel - High Fashion) - Danielle Johnson; did everything right, running quick last 600m (33.9), when winning fresh-up in the Rating 65 1200 metres on 18 September at Riccarton. Up in grade, she finished third to stable-mate Secret Amour (Niagara) at Timaru, and backed up week later with close seventh in same race as Supreme Khan (above) at Ashburton. She races well here and nicely drawn (6) in even field. Fixed odds: $9.00 & $3.00.

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